Sorry i had more to say but screwed up
to continue on number 3
Encurage input, i get input when i make/revise forms sop's and procedures, because they know what they do and i don't, who am i to tell them do it "this way" if they do it "that way" because they know "this way" doesn't work. Validate their input, example If they tell you something they do is redundant or obsolete either they don't understand why they do that task or it needs to be removed.
4) Be approachable, being a misserable tyrant doesn't help one bit neither does being a push over, respect works both ways and having a good reputation goes a long way. Also during training i let everybody know what being the SQF Practitioner entails so that way your not just some guy who sits at his desk and plays solitaire all day.
5) Set the expectations, this goes hand in hand with training, i tell everybody this when they start, and i do actually say this " this level is the minimum, this level is what i like, im not i tyrant and im reasonable, and if you want to do the minimum thats fine, but if you ever drop below that you'll here about it, and if you do extra i'll make sure the right people hear about it."
I've found this lets them know that your a decent person but not a push over
6) REWARDS, this is optional, but don't make it the only means you use or you will fail, rewards of some type help with motivation, but they can also set the wrong expectations. Bonus plans are site or company tailored but they have to be done right.
Hope that helps, if you have any more questions you may pm me